Yankee Golden Retriever Club

Health Clinics


Fall Health Clinics

Sunday November 11, 2018

Integrative Animal Health Center

556 Main Street (Route 117)

Bolton, MA  01740


ALL BREEDS ARE WELCOME!    BITCHES IN SEASON MAY ATTEND!

DOGS WITH FDKC RING TIMES WILL BE ACCOMMODATED!
Clinic location is 5.8 miles (9 minutes) from the FDKC show site!
 
REGISTRATION LINKS ARE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE

CAER EYE CLINIC

Dr. Ruth Marrion, DVM, DACVO, PhD    

Examination Fee:    Members - $30 per dog      Non-Members & Subscribers - $35 per dog                 

OFA Forms will be available at the Clinic.  OFA Submission fees are not included.

Senior dogs will be charged an examination fee, but OFA submission is free. Details at www.offa.com

Note: Each examination takes approximately 5 minutes.

Eye drops to dilate the pupils and aid in examination must be administered 20 minutes prior to the exam.  

Please arrive half an hour prior to your dog's eye appointment, to allow for check-in and eye drops.  Late arrivals will be seen as the schedule allows. 

CARDIAC SCREENING CLINIC

Dr. Tai Casagrande, DVM, DACIM 

Examination Fee:     Members - $40 per dog          Non-members & Subscribers - $45 per dog

Each examination takes approximately 5 minutes.    

If an echocardiogram is indicated, the Cardiologist will attempt to do the study immediately following the initial exam. Additional fee of $180 cash for the echo, payable to the vet.   An echo exam cannot be scheduled without first doing the basic screening exam. 

OFA Forms will be available at the Clinic or may be downloaded and completed ahead of time.   www.ofa.org/pdf/cardapp_bw.pdf

TAURINE TESTING

Dr. Michael Lappin, DVM

Test Fee:  $100 per dog   

Samples will be shipped to UC Davis for testing.   Please print the taurine sample submission form below and bring to your scheduled appointment.    

AAL-Sample-Submission-Form-08212018 Prefilled.pdf

CANINE GENETIC TESTING: Optigen or Paw Print Genetics

Dr. Michael Lappin, DVM

Blood Draw Fee: $10 per dog   

All breeds welcome.

You must pre-register and pre-pay for your Genetic testing at www.optigen.com or www.pawprintgenetics.com       

 Available tests are listed on each website.                           

Dogs must have verifiable permanent ID to participate in Canine Genetic Testing.

CHIC DNA Bank Samples

Dr. Michael Lappin, DVM

Dr. Mike Lappin will collect DNA samples for canine health research.  Golden Retrievers donating for research will not be charged an additional blood draw fee for the Optigen or PawPrint testing listed above.  This is a collection to populate the DNA bank, at OFA-CHIC.  It provides availability to researchers with qualified proposals, to obtain DNA samples without having to spend man-hours and money to do the collections themselves.  Samples submitted from Golden Retrievers are free of charge, subsidized by the Golden Retriever Foundation.  Other breeds have a submission fee of $20.00, payable to OFA-CHIC.

Please print the consent form below and bring with you.

 CHIC DNA Bank Application GR.pdf

MICROCHIPS

Dr. Michael Lappin, DVM

Clinic Rate: $35 per dog (Compare at $50+)

Proof of ownership required prior to insertion of chip.

Owner is responsible for submitting chip registration form.

Dogs requiring permanent ID for OFA will be microchipped prior to exam.

SNAP 4Dx Plus

Dr. Michael Lappin, DVM

Clinic Rate: $35 per dog

Test for Heartworm, Lyme, Erlichia and Anaplasmosis.   

Results available on-site.

TITER TESTING

Dr. Michael Lappin, DVM

Clinic Rate: $60 per dog 

Using Vaccicheck (R) test for Distemper, Parvo and Adenovirus.

BAER EXAMS

Dr. Judy Pawlusiow, DVM, DipACVIM (SAIM)

Clinic Rate: $30 per dog

Brainstem Auditory Evoked Response (BAER) Exams on all dogs or puppies 35 days and older.   

No sedation is required and owners can hold their pets during testing.  

All test results are confidential. 

ULTRASOUND EXAMS

Dr. Judy Pawlusiow, DVM, DipACVIM (SAIM)

Clinic Rate: $50 per dog

Pregnancy Ultrasound: embryos can be discerned at 23-25 days in dogs.

Kidney Ultrasound: Renal Dysplasia, Polycystic Kidney Disease. Various canine breed associations have recommendations for kidney

ultrasound. Please follow the guidelines for your specific breed association and follow their documentation guidelines.

OFA X-RAYS: HIPS, ELBOWS & PATELLAS

Dr. Kathy Sneider, VMD

Clinic Rate:  Listed by X-Ray type below

Hips and Elbows: $325

Hips Only: $165

Elbows Only: $185

Patellas :$50

Light Sedation: $25

OFA Submission Fees are not included - to be paid separately at the Clinic.  Please fill out OFA forms before your appointment.

Cash payment only - no checks or credit cards.

MUST READ: THE FINE PRINT!

PAYMENTS:

Appointments for Eye Exam, Heart Screening, Taurine Testing, Microchips, SNAP 4DX, Genetic Testing, Titers, BAER Testing and Ultrasound Exams require pre-payment with on-line registration.  You may also register by printing out a registration form and mailing it along with a check or money order.  To print the paper registration form, click the link below:

YGRC 2018 Fall Health Clinic Form.pdf

Appointments for OFA X-rays, Light Sedation and Echocardiograms are CASH payments to the Veterinarians


CANCELLATION POLICY:

Requests for Refunds or Cancellations must be made in WRITING AND RECEIVED NO LATER THAN 3 DAYS PRIOR TO THE CLINIC - THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2018.  That provides us with time to fill the appointment slot.  


APPOINTMENT TIMES:

Appointments will be confirmed by Email or Phone by FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2018.  Please be sure to fill out your preferred method of contact on the registration form.  


REGISTRATION DEADLINE:

All registrations must be received by Tuesday, November 6, 2018.  If mailing in your form with payment, be sure to allow ample delivery time.  We are not responsible for late or misdirected mail.    

QUESTIONS? 

Contact:  Carolyn at BirdwingGR@gmail.com or 978-580-5888

Volunteers are needed!!!!!

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